2023 Poll of Tyre Options

Best tyres and oil for your R1200RT/R1250RT get other users opinions here.

What tyres have you got fitted to your RT

Bridgestone Battlax T32
4
5%
Dunlop RoadSmart II
2
2%
Michelin Road 6
4
5%
Michelin Road 6 GT
23
27%
Maxxis Supermaxx ST2
1
1%
Metzeler Roadtec 01
8
9%
Dunlop RoadSmart IV
3
4%
Bridgestone Battlax T32 GT
1
1%
Bridgestone Battlax T31
2
2%
Pirelli Angel GT
6
7%
Michelin Pilot Road 4 GT
12
14%
Metzeler Roadtec Z8
5
6%
Michelin Road 5 GT
6
7%
Dunlop RoadSmart IV GT
4
5%
Option 15
0
No votes
Conti Road Attack 4
1
1%
Conti Road Attack 4 GT
0
No votes
Option 18
1
1%
Dunlop RoadSmart III
2
2%
Option 20
0
No votes
 
Total votes: 85

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I thought it was a bit strange fitting them with an older type of tyre.
2 lucky people were picking up new RT today. Red and the other was blue.
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Why has the 5GT been removed?
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Steve398 wrote: Mon Jan 09, 2023 3:35 pmWhy has the 5GT been removed.
If this is referring to Michelin Road 5 GT, then IIRC, they have never been on the list but can easily be added if necessary, just let me know.
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David. wrote: Mon Jan 09, 2023 8:12 pm If this is referring to Michelin Road 5 GT, then IIRC, they have never been on the list but can easily be added if necessary, just let me know.
I have added it as I think it will be a major player :)
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sakm wrote: Mon Jan 09, 2023 8:30 pmI have added it as I think it will be a major player.
From the Michelin Sports Tourer Tyres category, it looks like they have discontinued the Road 5 GT, https://www.michelin.co.uk/motorbike/br ... rts-tourer
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Doctor T wrote: Mon Jan 09, 2023 2:01 pmI thought it was a bit strange fitting them with an older type of tyre.
Found this BMW Motorrad tyre options pdf document (page 13), https://www.bmw-motorrad.com/content/da ... 913863.pdf
still listing Metzeler Roadtec Z8 and Michelin Pilot Road 4 GT's.

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David. wrote: Tue Jan 10, 2023 10:14 am Found this BMW Motorrad tyre options pdf document (page 13), https://www.bmw-motorrad.com/content/da ... 913863.pdf
still listing Metzeler Roadtec Z8 and Michelin Pilot Road 4 GT's.

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Did it say when the document was issued David?
I’ll be on the 5GT for the next couple of years, I’ve got a set on now half worn, and a spare set in the garage.
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Steve398 wrote: Tue Jan 10, 2023 11:08 amDid it say when the document was issued.
Can't find a date but it must be 2019 onwards as it lists the R 1250 RT.

As per Iain (Doc. T), some new RT's are being supplied with Metzeler Roadtec Z8's.
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Like to know of the feedback from the person who has the Maxxis fitted
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Doctor T wrote: Tue Jan 17, 2023 6:10 pm Like to know of the feedback from the person who has the Maxxis fitted
OK, Will do, in the meantime it's interesting to note that they only required 10 grams rear and 5 grams front to balance. Oh, and they do look nice ! !.
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sakm wrote: Tue Jan 03, 2023 7:00 pmIf you went this route you would need to tick the box to allow people to change their vote.
If you change your tyres, the "Allow re-voting:" box has been ticked, it enables users to change their vote.
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Someone must still be using Avon tyres. Wonder who will buy the molds from Cooper?
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Just fitted a pair of Dunlop Sportmax Roadsmart IV GT to my 1200RT.
I went for the GT option front and rear. I hope I don't regret that decision.
Had several sets of Michelin over the last few years but they suffered from sever cupping on the front.
Will report on the Dunlops in a couple of months.

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Thermo King wrote: Fri Feb 17, 2023 10:20 pmJust fitted a pair of Dunlop Sportmax Roadsmart IV GT to my 1200RT.
Added to the poll, get your vote in.
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Forgot this poll was still running
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